Monday, March 19, 2012
SETH said (paraphrased): The universe expands… as an idea expands; and as sentences are built upon words… and paragraphs upon sentences, and each retains its own logic and continuity and evidence within that framework, so do all portions of the universe appear to to you with that same cohesiveness, A sentence is meaningful because of the organization of its letters, vowels, syllables. It makes sense, however, not only because of the letters or vowels or syllables that are used within it, but because of all the letters, vowels, or syllables it excludes. The same applies to your universe. It has meaning, coherence and order not only because of those realities that are obvious to you but also because of those inner realities that are "unspoken" or hidden.
Saturday, March 17, 2012
Plato asserted that in all things there is one truth, that is the light of the One itself, the light of Deity, which is poured into all minds and forms, presenting the forms to the minds and joining the minds to the forms. Whoever wishes to profess the study of Plato should therefore honour the one truth, which is the single ray of the one Deity. This ray passes through angels, souls, the heavens and other bodies ... its splendour shines in every individual thing according to its nature and is called grace and beauty; and where it shines more clearly, it especially attracts the man who is watching, stimulates him who thinks, and catches and possesses him who draws near to it. This ray compels him to revere its splendour more than all else, as if it were a divine spirit, and, once his former nature has been cast aside, to strive for nothing else but to become this splendour.
Friday, March 16, 2012
As long as spirit does not enter matter to bring it to life, matter remains inert, formless. Spirit can be symbolized by a point, and matter by a circle around this point. Cosmic Intelligence has placed this figure, the circle with a central point, everywhere: in fruit, where the flesh surrounds the stone or pips; in eyes; on certain parts of men’s and women’s anatomy; it even matches the structure of the cell, of the atom and of the solar system…
You will see this symbol everywhere. All of life, all of creation, is contained in the symbol of the circle, with its central point, cosmic Spirit, giving life to the universe. Initiates, who have understood the power of this symbol, seek only to possess this point – the spirit – within themselves. And each of us, too, is a circle that must seek this central point, the Holy Spirit.
As long as we are still a circle without a point, we will remain in confusion, in a vacuum, in chaos. But as soon as this point, the Spirit, comes to settle within us to bring us life and light, we shall find fulfilment and become creators.
~Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Learn to look intelligently into the hearts of men.
Intelligence is impartial; no man is your enemy; no man is your friend.
All alike are your teachers.
Your enemy becomes a mystery that must be solved, even though it takes ages; for man must be understood.
Your friend becomes a part of yourself, an extension of yourself, a riddle hard to read.
Only one thing is more difficult to know - your own heart.
~Light on the path, part 2(10)
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
"You might experience discomfort, fear, hurt, various negative feelings. These are the things that you're trying to avoid by not being here. But they are just accumulations of what has been swept under the rug of unconsciousness; they are not you."
A. H. Almaas
Diamond Heart Book Three
Session , Page 15
Monday, March 12, 2012
Remember that the sin and shame of the world
are your sin and shame;
for you are a part of it;
your karma is inextricably interwoven
with the great karma.
... once that a student abandons the old trodden highway of routine, and enters upon the solitary path of independent thought - Godward - he is a Theosophist, an original thinker, a seeker after the eternal truth, with 'an inspiration of his own' to solve the universal problems.
H.P. Blavatsky Col. Wr. II, p. 102
We are drawn, Lady, into the vortex of the destiny prepared previously by ourselves for ourselves, as the ship in the Maelstrom. You now begin to realize this. What shall you do? You cannot successfully resist fate. Are you ready to do your part in the great work of philanthropy? You have offered yourself for the Red Cross; but, Sister, there are sicknesses and wounds of the Soul that no Surgeon's art can cure. Shall you help us teach mankind that the soul-sick must heal themselves? Your action will be your response.
Letters from the Masters of Wisdom, second series, letter 72, p. 129
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
We may liken truth to a mountain, and the various interpretations of that truth to different paths leading up to the summit. Many people are traveling along all of these paths and every one, while he is at the bottom, thinks his path is the only one; he sees only a small part of the mountain, and may therefore be justified in crying to his brothers, “You are wrong! Come over to my path; this is the only one that leads to the top.” But as all these people progress upward, they will see that the paths converge at the top and that they are all one in the ultimate.
-Max Heindel, The Rosicrucian Fellowship
Monday, March 5, 2012
If you are not well‑balanced and physically purified, you will often get thoughts that are not correct. Such is your Karma and the Karma of the race. But if you are sincere and try to base yourself on right philosophy, your mind will naturally reject wrong notions. You can see in this how it is that systems of thought are made and kept going, even though foolish, incorrect, or pernicious. (“Conversations on Occultism.” (*) Vernal Blooms (No. XII: Phantasy; Memory and Mind; The Sun; Altruism), p.197; The Path, Vol. 9, December 1894, p.282.)
Sunday, March 4, 2012
Saturday, March 3, 2012
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
A beautiful girl in the village was pregnant. Her angry parents demanded to know who was the father. At first resistant to confess, the anxious and embarrassed girl finally pointed to Hakuin, the Zen master whom everyone previously revered for living such a pure life. When the outraged parents confronted Hakuin with their daughter's accusation, he simply replied "Is that so?"
When the child was born, the parents brought it to the Hakuin, who now was viewed as a pariah by the whole village. They demanded that he take care of the child since it was his responsibility. "Is that so?" Hakuin said calmly as he accepted the child.
For many months he took very good care of the child until the daughter could no longer withstand the lie she had told. She confessed that the real father was a young man in the village whom she had tried to protect. The parents immediately went to Hakuin to see if he would return the baby. With profuse apologies they explained what had happened. "Is that so?" Hakuin said as he handed them the child.